ATWATER, Calif. -- The city of Atwater paid nearly $56,000 in legal fees this past summer to deal with the fallout following the publication of a series of racist e-mails sent by Councilman Gary Frago in late 2008 and early 2009.
The city paid its law firm, Meyers Nave, $55,976 to deal with the legal implications of Frago's e-mails during the last two weeks of July and all of August, according to the law firm. In all, the firm chalked up 228 hours of legal work dealing with the aftermath of Frago's e-mails, said Jose Sanchez, an attorney with Meyers Nave.
That work included going over public information requests, meeting with the City Council and staff, and preparing for and participating in public meetings, among other things.
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